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November 11th, 2011
12:00 AM ET

Video: Keeping them honest: Key players in Penn State allegations

Anderson Cooper reports on who allegedly knew that Jerry Sandusky was raping and abusing children and when.

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  1. Carolyn Iborg

    The rest of Penn States season should be forfeited or indeed it is all about football

    November 11, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  2. cutthepower

    Penn State has announced that Graham Spanier will stay on PSU staff....
    This is why PSU board of trustees cannot investigate themselves.

    November 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
  3. John Rockwell

    Based on previous experience, It would appear Mr. Anderson prides himself on accuracy. In watching the show on 11-10-11, Mr. Anderson made the comment that the graduate assistant told Joe Paterno that he witnessed a rape. This is a fundamental mis-representation of the grand jury indictment. I am not stating word for word but the more factual representation would be inappropriate physical contact. This is confimed in the indictment and supported by testimony of Mr. Paterno and the graduate assistant. My intent is not to clear Mr. Paterno, however, this mis-statement is a of a fundamental factual item.

    November 11, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
  4. Rae

    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)

    November 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  5. Palleh

    It is sad to say and to think of such, but I think it is in the best interest of the University, our young children and the future Penn State students.

    When one is given the Power and the Authority to rule and control the World and the Masses, Vulnerability should not be a solution to one weakness, rather it should be use in the utmost “right way” and “channel” properly so that our World can continue to be a better place for our children and future generation (Matthew 19:14 Suffer Not the Little Children…). One should never stop fighting until justice is serve, were there seems to be an in justice

    November 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  6. Jim

    There is a lot of frustration over Paterno being vilified. To set the record straight, according to the Grand Jury report, Paterno didn't see anything. He reported the incident to his boss (Curly) after he heard a watered down,second-hand version. Curly and Paterno both went to the head of the police department (Schultz) that had jurisdiction. The head of the police department (Schultz) later questioned the man who'd seen the rape in progress. Ultimately, Schultz did not have his police department investigate it. He walked away from it and reported that the incident had been taken care of.

    The bigger lesson to be learned here is that bad things happen when a university owns its own police department and you expect them to investigate a crime that will make them look bad. Huge conflict of interest!

    Jim of State College, PA

    November 11, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  7. Mary Wrasman

    Please be careful about demonizing McQueary. It seems to me he is the only Penn State insider who ever reported child abuse by Sandusky. I would bet my bottom dollar that there were many other people at Penn State who witnessed Sandusky doing inappropriate if not abusive things to many other children. If we encourage the public to lynch the whistleblower because he was not heroic enough, we will discourage other whistleblowers who failed to do the right thing at the time from coming forward now. That just perpetuates the problem.

    November 11, 2011 at 1:28 am |
  8. Deborrah Evans MSW

    Paterno as an educator is a Mandated Reporter and thereby required to report all allegations of child abuse to the appropropritate governing body, in this case law enforcement. He would have reported it to Child Protective Services in the case of a parent causing the alleged abuse and law enforcement in the case of a non-parent or legal custodial caregiver. Paterno as well as the gradutate student who informed him of what he saw, were to have followed up with law enforcement, getting the name of the person they reported the allegation to, whereby ensuring their ability to prove they fulfilled what is required as a Mandatory Reporter. Shame on the students of Penn State who take issue with the firings today; Can't count on them to speak for abused children. Penn State needs education on this matter.

    November 11, 2011 at 1:25 am |
  9. Heidi

    Anderson – PLEASE stay on this story and make sure that everyone gets how incredibly wrong this is on so many levels. You are so good at keeping the victims in focus and while many powerful people will try to squab this story, please help ensure that all victims of childhood rape know that the world stands behind them and not their abusers.
    Thank you.
    Mom of a six year old boy who is sickened by this.

    November 11, 2011 at 1:11 am |